The school-age population of students is becoming increasingly more culturally and linguistically diverse. There is mounting recognition that English Learners (EL) represent a unique group of students who have special educational and linguistic needs. This article considered the needs of learners with diverse special needs such as (a) learning and behavior challenges and (b) English Learners identified as students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). We highlighted some potential lessons to be learned from past-to-present efforts to serve students with behavior problems. Selected evidence-based practices were featured that are applicable to learners with special needs, thereby supporting the development of effective inclusive education, especially for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Original Publication Citation
Evans, W., Gable, R. A., & Habib, A. (2021). Lessons from the past and challenges for the future: Inclusive education for students with unique needs. Education Sciences, 11(6), 1-10, Article 281. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060281
Evans, William; Gable, Robert A.; and Habib, Amany, "Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future: Inclusive Education for Students with Unique Needs" (2021). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 63.